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Good Credit Scores Predict Lasting Love Money talks... and it speaks about romantic potential. New research links credit scores to important aspects of relationship formation and stability.
Reality vs. Phobias One of my biggest OCD fears is food contamination. I spent years refusing to eat beef or pork. I’ve thrown out so much canned cat food over botulism worries. It’s … ...
One MUST DO Strategy for Being Your Best as a Mom Being a mom is tiring. We have so much to do. People rely on us 24/7. And that’s okay. I wouldn’t NOT want to be a mom. But it is … ...
Device allows paralyzed man to swipe credit card, perform other movements New research is enabling a quadriplegic Ohio man to regain his ability to pick up objects, stir liquids and even play video games -- using his own thoughts.
Are humans the new supercomputer? Online computer games allow gamers to solve a class of problems in quantum physics that cannot be easily solved by algorithms alone. Citizen science games have already proved successful in advancing scientific endeavours, but had not previously been applied to quantum physics. A Danish team of scientists find, that players succeed where purely numerical optimization fails, and they present a new optimization method based on the observed player strategies that outperforms prominent, established numerical methods.
How LSD can make us lose our sense of self When people take the psychedelic drug LSD, they sometimes feel as though the boundary that separates them from the rest of the world has dissolved. Now, the first functional magnetic resonance images of people's brains while on LSD help to explain this phenomenon known as 'ego dissolution.'
A Badge, a Bible...and an Over-Valued Idea A state trooper is fired for preaching to motorists. Did the devil—or was it perhaps psychology—make him do it?
The Facial Expressions That Appear Most Attractive To Others People rated someone's attractiveness after they demonstrated emotions including happiness and fear. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Overcoming the Comfort of Credibility Overcoming the Comfort of Credibility: Credentials do not Equal Character
Stepmoms, Would You Choose This Role Again? In my first post for Psych Central, Remarriage Can Be Scary, I shared a statistic that I had found rather shocking: “A Boston University psychologist found in one study that … ...
Can Too Much Social Media Cause Depression? Most of us are familiar with social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It’s easy to get caught up in the virtual social world. You may feel instantly connected to people you haven’t spoken to in years. Hours of our time can be … ...
What causes déjà vu? You walk into a room and suddenly your brain goes fuzzy with an overwhelming wave of familiarity—although this is a totally new experience. Like something out of a sci-fi plot, it almost seems as if you’ve walked into the future. A new study shines a spotlight on this situation, known as déjà vu.
Could a brain 'growth chart' spot attention problems early? New study suggests so New research suggests that it might be possible to create a growth chart of brain networks that could identify early signs of attention difficulties and, potentially, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Life After Abuse (Part 2): Welcome To Radical Aliveness... Imagine waking up with a spring in your step, happy to be alive and ready to see what else is possible for the day. From start to finish, your day … ...
The Key To Truly Unlocking Love Who doesn’t want love? But all kinds of stuff gets in the way of loving and being loved: low self-esteem, jealousy, anger, neediness, insecurity, fear, sadness, and more. What if we … ...
Gene defect may point to solution for Alzheimer's New research has discovered that one protein, called PITRM1, which is found in mitochondria, otherwise known as the powerhouses of the cell, may be involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease.
The Data Says "Don't Hug the Dog!" An analysis of photographs of people affectionately hugging their dogs shows that the majority of the dogs are experiencing stress and anxiety at that moment.
In-vitro reproduction of long-lasting effects of stress on memory A group of researchers succeeded in reproduction of the same phenomenon as memory consolidation by using organotypic slice cultures of the cerebral cortex and revealed that stress interfered with memory consolidation. As cultures can be maintained for a long period, it is possible to examine long-term effects. This group's achievement will be useful for developing therapeutic methods for and preventive measures against stress-induced memory defects.
Addiction, recovery and sex When I was new in recovery I memorized and learned the 12-Steps. Then, at a meeting I heard someone mention the 13th Step. What!? There’s another step I have to … ...
Late Breaking News About Your Mind-Body Health Connection Hot-off-the-press "Big Data" showing why mental health is crucial for physical health....and vice versa